DJANGO REINHARDT ON COMPACT DISC - 1951
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- DJANGO REINHARDT ON COMPACT DISC 1951   © Dave Gould
 
21/1/51 - Django Reinhardt & L'Orchestre. Symphonique National - Dir. Wal-Berg
  Troublant Bolero (version 1) Fremeaux FA 319
 
Paris c.1950 - Django Reinhardt (g) with Strings (Wal Berg or Paul Baron. Broadcast
  Nuages Iris Music CD 3001 845
 
Paris c.1951 - Django Reinhardt (g); Art Simmons Piano Trio RTF
  Interview Iris Music CD 3001 845
  Yesterdays Iris Music CD 3001 845
 
20-28/2/51 - Paris - Django Reinhardt & L'Orchestre D"Hubert Pol au Club Saint-Germain
Bernard Hullin (tpt); Hubert Fol (as); Raymond Fol (p); Django Reinhardt (el-g); Pierre Michelot (b); Pierre Lemarchand (d)
  Lover Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
  Nuages Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
  Impromptu Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
  Margie Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
  Diminushing Blackness Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
Sleeve Notes - Vogue NEC PLUS ULTRA LP 502008

Keeping with the tradition of earlier productions, the "Nec Plus Ultra" series, devoted to hitherto unreleased recordings of exceptional character, is happy to present for the 30th anniversary of the death of Django Reinhardt this hitherto unpublished album recorded in February 1951 at the Club St Germain in Paris. We owe this document to Marlow Productions, of Hickville, USA, which is releasing it simultaneously in the United States.

To situate this event historically, Reinhardt's engagement at the Club St-Germain marked his return to public performance after a silence of about a year which he devoted to painting. It was also at the Club that an exhibition of his works was held - and there is a reference to this in the recording when Reinhardt jokingly answers a journalist's question about it.

Musically, Reinhardt's gambit here was to play for the first time with young New Wave musicians such as Hubert Fol and Maurice Vander.

This cabaret recording, made in public, suffers from some background noise and the sound does not capture throughout the full musical colour of the instruments. But it is a historical document, and it would be nice if others could be discovered more often.

 
20/2/51 - Paris - Django Reinhardt & L'Orchestre D"Hubert Pol au Club Saint-Germain
Bernard Hullin (tpt); Hubert Fol (as); Maurice Vander (p); Django Reinhardt (el-g); Pierre Michelot (b); Pierre Lemarchand (d)
  Dream Of You Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
  Manoir de mes Reves Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
  I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue 655611, Dejavu CD 32,
Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
  Jumping With Symphony Sid
(Mistitled Air Mail Special)
Fremeaux FA 319, Vogue 228E 6010, Vogue LP (NEC Plus Ultra 502008)
 
11/5/51 - Paris - Django Reinhardt et son Quintette
Django Reinhardt (elg), Bernard Hullin (tpt), Hubert Fol (as), Raymond Fol (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Pierre Lemarchand (d)
P 851 Double Whisky Fremeaux FA 319, DRG 8473,Dejavu CD 32, Musidisc 403222
P 852 Dream Of You Fremeaux FA 319, DRG 8473,Dejavu CD 32, Musidisc 403222
P 853 Impromptu Fremeaux FA 319, DRG 8473,Dejavu CD 32, Musidisc 403222
P 854 Vamp Fremeaux FA 319, DRG 8473,Dejavu CD 32
 
Django Reinhardt & L'Orch. Symphonique National - Dir. Wal-Berg 17/11/51
  Troublant Bolero (version 2) Fremeaux FA 319
 
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